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David DeCastro - #66 - G

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 316 lbs.
Birthday 01/11/1990
Birthplace Bellevue, WA
College Stanford
Years played 1
Drafted 2012, 1st round, 24th pick by Steelers

Patriots restocked roster after Super Bowl wins

Posted July 10, 2010 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
We look at how defending Super Bowl champions drafted from 2000-09. Some teams — such as the 2005 Patriots, who drafted OG Logan Mankins — fared well, while others struggled.

Fantasy position battles: QBs

Posted July 09, 2010 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
With Ben Roethlisberger suspended, PFW's Michael Blunda says the Steelers' QB battle between Byron Leftwich and Dennis Dixon is one to watch this preseason.

Roethlisberger can be low-risk fantasy pick

Posted July 07, 2010 @ 1:30 p.m. ET
Depending upon your league format and the QB depth available, the risk of drafting Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is minimal, and one that could pay dividends later in the fall.

Steelers left to replace dependable ORT Colon

Posted July 01, 2010 @ 12:18 p.m. ET
With the Steelers likely to be without ORT Willie Colon for the entire 2010 season after he reportedly tore his Achilles tendon on Monday, Pittsburgh is faced with replacing a key member of its offensive line.

Steelers' Colon to undergo season-ending surgery

Posted June 30, 2010 @ 10:32 a.m. ET
Steelers ORT Willie Colon will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair an Achilles tendon he tore during a workout Monday morning, effectively ending his 2010 season. Meanwhile, the Steelers brought in free-agent OT Flozell Adams, a former Cowboy, for a visit ...

Report: Steelers OT Colon suffers Achilles tear

Posted June 28, 2010 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
Steelers ORT Willie Colon suffered a torn Achilles tendon during a workout Monday morning, ESPN.com reported Monday, an injury that may be season-ending for the longtime starter.

Steelers' Gibson believes collegiate OLB experience helpful

Posted June 18, 2010 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
Steelers rookie Thaddeus Gibson primarily played defensive end at Ohio State, but he's has some experience at outside linebacker, the position he'll play in Pittsburgh's scheme.

Steelers sign draft picks Scott, Butler

Posted June 16, 2010 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
The Steelers signed OT Chris Scott and CB Crezdon Butler, both fifth-round picks, to three-year contracts on Wednesday. Pittsburgh has signed eight of its 10 draft picks.

Steelers sign WR Sanders, two other picks

Posted June 15, 2010 @ 3:36 p.m. ET
The Steelers announced the signings of three draft picks — WR Emmanuel Sanders, LB Stevenson Sylvester and RB Jonathan Dwyer — on Tuesday.

Reports: Steelers sign WR Brown

Posted June 15, 2010 @ 11:38 a.m. ET
The Steelers have signed WR Antonio Brown, a sixth-round pick from Central Michigan, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on his Twitter feed Tuesday.

Steelers agree with Gibson, Worthington

Posted June 11, 2010 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
The Steelers have agreed to terms on contracts with rookies OLB Thaddeus Gibson and DT Doug Worthington, the club announced Friday. Gibson and Worthington played collegiately at Ohio State.

Steelers sign LS-LB Stewart, cut Retkofsky

Posted June 08, 2010 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
The Steelers announced Tuesday that they have signed veteran LS-LB Matt Stewart to a one-year deal.

Art Rooney Jr. remembers

Posted June 08, 2010 @ 9:59 a.m. ET
Art Rooney Jr.'s father, "the Chief," would hand out cigars. Art Jr. hands out stories … fine, aged ones that never lose their taste. Decades of football kept in neat little bundles. His humidor is never locked.

Steelers' training-camp QB plan not yet unveiled

Posted June 04, 2010 @ 1:25 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger rejoined the club this week for the next-to-last round of OTAs, and the noticeably slimmer passer took snaps with the first-team offense.

Roethlisberger thankful for "second chance"

Posted June 03, 2010 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
In his first public comments since rejoining the team last week, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said he has "put a lot of thought into my life, the decisions I've made in the past" and has worked with NFL commissioner ...

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 11, 2012
DeCastro will make his regular season debut Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.||||||| DeCastro won the job at right guard in training camp after Pittsburgh drafted him 24th, but he injured his left knee in a preseason game. He played special teams the past two weeks. Ramon Foster is moving over to the injured Willie Colon's spot at left guard to make room for DeCastro.
Posted Sept. 07, 2012
DeCastro's injured right knee is feeling better, and the first-round pick is optimistic he'll return at some point this season.||||||| DeCastro underwent surgery last month to repair damage suffered when the knee buckled in grisly fashion during a preseason win over Buffalo on Aug. 25. The Steelers placed him on the injured reserve-recall list, meaning he could be activated at some point during the second half of the year.
Posted Aug. 25, 2012
DeCastro may be out for an extended period of time after sustaining a potentially serious right knee injury early into Pittsburgh's 38-7 preseason win over the Buffalo Bills on Saturday night.||||||| Coach Mike Tomlin said DeCastro's injury is "potentially severe," before adding that the team will know more about the injury after DeCastro has an MRI on the knee. DeCastro was hurt while pass blocking as Pittsburgh faced third-and-8 at its 6-yard line on its second possession. DeCastro's right leg twisted beneath him after being bowled over by defensive tackle Marcell Dareus.
Posted Aug. 07, 2012
Steeler coach Mike Tomlin on Tuesday officially named DeCastro and Mike Adams starters for Pittsburgh's preseason opener in Philadelphia against the Eagles.||||||| DeCastro, the No. 24 overall draft pick, will start at right guard.

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